Nursing in the 21st century is more complex than ever before. The complexity of this care requires that registered nurses (RNs) possess knowledge and competence on health policy, system improvement, research, evidence-based practice, teamwork, collaboration, complex decision making, and leadership. There’s no better way to prepare yourself to enter this field of healthcare than with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Concordia University Irvine's Pre-Nursing minor will give you the educational foundation to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through this unique undergraduate track, you will be able to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology with a Pre-Nursing minor and be eligible for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. Both degrees can be completed in as little as 5 years.
Prospective students interested in this option will need to apply to Concordia as an undergraduate student and declare a Pre-Nursing minor. During the student’s senior year, each eligible student must then apply and be formally admitted into the ABSN program.
I feel very fortunate to have been given the learning opportunities at Concordia. Not only was the experience challenging, thorough, and prepared me for my role as a nurse today, but the instructors made a huge impact on me and helped shape me into the nurse that I wanted to be.
Chelsea R. Cohort '21